Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell welcomes new commanding officer

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell welcomes new commanding officer
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Boss salutes Chief Warrant Officer Joel “Brandon” Henderson as he transfers command of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell to Henderson as Rear Adm. David Throop at Marine Safety Unit Portland, July 12, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class...

Coast Guard scheduled to participate in annual Rose Festival

Coast Guard scheduled to participate in annual Rose Festival
Coast Guard Cutter Orcas file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn PORTLAND, Ore. — Three Coast Guard cutter crews and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew are scheduled to participate in the annual Portland Rose Festival and Navy Fleet Week, June 6 to 11. The Coast Guard Cutters Steadfast, Bluebell and Orcas are participating in the annual Parade of Ships and will be open for free public...

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell propeller to be displayed at Columbia River Maritime Museum

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell propeller to be displayed at Columbia River Maritime Museum
Sam Johnson and Bruce Jones, executive and deputy directors of the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Ore., kneel with Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Boss, commanding officer Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell, and Rear Adm. David Throop, commander, Coast Guard 13th District, behind a decommissioned propeller off the cutter Bluebell, April 17, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st...

Coast Guard schedule to participate in annual Rose Festival in Portland

Coast Guard schedule to participate in annual Rose Festival in Portland
Coast Guard File Photo by Petty Officer Shawn Eggert PORTLAND, Ore. – Three Coast Guard cutter crews and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew are scheduled to participate in the annual Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week, June 7 to 11. The Coast Guard Cutters Alert, Bluebell and Orcas are participating in the annual Parade of Ships and will be open for free public tours while the helicopter crew will conduct...

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell holds change-of-command ceremony
Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Boss relieves Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Placido as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell Aug. 14, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg) WARRENTON, Ore. — Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Boss relieved Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Placido as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell in Portland,...

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell to hold change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell to hold change-of-command ceremony
WARRENTON, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony at Marine Safety Unit Portland, Friday. Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Placido will transfer command to Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Boss during a ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. Richard Gromlich, commander, Coast Guard 13th District. The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored...

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell to hold 70th anniversary ceremony in Portland, Oregon

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell to hold 70th anniversary ceremony in Portland, Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell will be celebrating the ship’s 70th anniversary at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland on Friday. Commissioned on April 4, 1945, Bluebell has continually served the Pacific Northwest for the past 70 years. Bluebell is a 100-foot, inland buoy tender, homeported in Portland. It is the second oldest ship in the Coast Guard and the oldest...

Marking hidden danger: Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria, Ore., keeps mariners clear of hazards

Marking hidden danger: Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria, Ore., keeps mariners clear of hazards
by Cmdr. Nevada Smith, Chief Petty Officer Kevin Bentle and Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard helicopters in the skies above and Coast Guard cutters in the Columbia River below provide a highly visible Coast Guard presence. Just ten miles upriver from the mouth of the Columbia River and the famous Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash., a lesser-known...

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell transfers command

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell transfers command
PORTLAND, Ore. — Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan A. Placido assumed command of Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell in Portland during a change of command ceremony held at Marine Safety Unit, Portland, Friday. Placido replaces Chief Warrant Officer Juan J. Rivera who will transfer to Cutter Healy in Seattle. Placido, who joined the Coast Guard in 1981, previously served aboard Cutter Healy. His assignments...